Thursday, January 29, 2009
Elijah: "I am going to wash your tushie Lydia--turn over. Now I am going to wash your penis."
me: "Lydia doesn't have a penis, she's a girl."
Elijah: "What's her got?"
me: "A vagina."
Elijah: "Come here Lyddie, I am going to wash your vagina. Oh no! Mom--God pulled her scrotum off too!!"
My conclusion: No more baths together :)
Monday, January 26, 2009
I felt kinda bad because her mom was running a little late and I had to rush out as soon as she got here to drop off EJ at preschool and then talk with her really fast before her classes started at 9:30. Then it was Deja vu again, she got here about 5 minutes before I had to go and pick Elijah up so I rushed out again. Hopefully tomorrow morning will be smoother transitioning!
Elijah was disappointed he wasn't here to play with P but I am sure that will wear off once he sees she is here so often. He is really excited about the baby.
I was reminded today how much children change so quickly! I can't believe Lydia was that tiny just 8 months ago! She looks huge next to P. She kept saying "Baby" and squealing to get P to look at her. P didn' t much care for Lydia but I guess they'll get used to one another :)
I was also reminded of how crazy life can be with a bitty baby. I have gotten so used to our schedule now that I know when Lydia goes down for her nap and when she wakes up and when she'll eat. P is somewhat of a wildcard--not really a set routine. It was interesting but we just sorta went with the flow and didn't leave the house. She played around, when she started getting fussy I put her in the sling and she was content.
I am sure this is going to be a really challenging but rewarding job!!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
"Is it Lydia's friend?" (me: yes-her name is P)
"Does she crawl around?" (me: No-she's a little baby.)
"She drinks mommy milk? Are you going to fix her mommy milk in a bottle?" (me: yes)
"Your mommy milk? Lydia likes your mommy milk." (me: No-she'll drink her mommy's milk)
"Yep--her's not a baby cow. Only big boys and baby cows drink cows milk."
And that was the end of the conversation.
Got to love the logic.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Elijah was running around today in the playroom and she held up her little pointer finger (like I do when I want him to pay attention to his Warning) and said "Brabruh Woah!" and shook her head no! She didn't want him to knock into her. I love it!
I love how when she's tired and hungry she'll say "bah-bah" (bottle) and sign milk at the same time. I love how when I walk into Childwatch after working out for an hour she'll yell "Mama!" like it has been forever since shes seen me.
Basically, I love my little girl to death, even if she and her brother are on a two child mission to ensure I never get a full nights sleep again :)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
She is also a obedient little girl, albeit a frustrated one! Today we went to drop off a Thank You card at a friends house and she saw a plastic bag full of stuff on their hall table. She made a beeline to it and I said: "Lydia . . .No!" She stoped dead in her tracks, sat down, faced me, shook her head no, then clenched her little fists and screamed in frustration before crawling back into the living room. Too cute!!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Here is the recipe so you can wow your own family!
Peasy Pine Nut Delish
1/2 Red onion diced
1 packet pine nuts (the small one for $3 at the grocery)
1 bag frozen baby peas
1/2 yellow or red bell pepper-diced
5 slices bacon
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp italian dressing
1/2 box barilla plus angel hair pasta
Start the water to boil--add a handful of salt to the water. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile add 2 tsp oil to a pan and saute the onions until they are transluscent. Add the diced bell peppers and saute a bit longer. Add the peas and vinegar and dressing and put the lid on to thaw the peas out. Zap the bacon until its crispy-pat all the extra fat off, peel off the nasty fatty pieces and crumble up the good stuff into the pan. Put the pinenuts on a baking sheet and put them in the toaster oven on "medium" toast to brown them. You can also put them in broil in the oven but they are really easy to burn so watch them closely! Add the pine nuts to the pan. Stir to coat everything. Serve the stuff over the pasta and add parmesan reggiano cheese if you want.
It is so good!!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
All day long Elijah told Justin that he was the "Man with Yellow Hat" and he was "Monkey George." When they got home I asked him about the movie and he said:
"He didn't jump on the bed. We were laughing 'Haha!!' but he didn't jump." I am guessing he got 5 little monkeys and Monkey George mixed up.
Justin said he did great and sat still. Unfortunately he peed in his pull up which didn't hold it and he wound up peeing on Justin's lap. Being the good daddy he is, Justin just sat with Elijah through the rest of the movie with a wet lap.
I don't think it will become a regular outing but it was special this time.
Friday, January 09, 2009
So anyways---I was giving Lydia a bath last night, a treat that normally daddy enjoys--and I was washing her hair. I noticed her new shampoo was pink. Hmmmm . . . wonder what makes it pink. Guess what?? RED #33 and RED#40!! UGH!!! Then I looked at the Johnson's baby lotion that I absolutely LOVE the smell of--RED #33! Then I looked at the Yellow Johnsons soap--YELLOW #5 and BLUE #1! UGH!!! Then I thought . . .EJ's brand new Dora toothpaste is pink--wonder what THAT has in it--Guess what RED #40! I am so mad! He's been using the toothpaste since Monday and having tantrums when he woke up from his nap since Monday. Guess what--he brushes his teeth right before he lays down.
First I am mad at myself for not thinking of this sooner. Second I am mad at these companies. Little kids don't really care if their shampoo is colored. What is the benifit of adding these wretched chemicals to their shampoo and toothpaste?? Why do the dyes have to be in everything!! This is my personal opinion but I think the rise of ADHD and other disorders is from all these chemicals we are feeding our kids and rubbing into their skin.
So what did I do? Well I tossed the toothpaste (I can't freecycle a 1/2 used bottle can I??) and I went to the pantry and looked and found a baby shampoo I'd gotten on clearance that doesn't have any dye in it. I plan to freecycle or give away the Johnson's stuff to someone who's kid isn't sensitive to dyes (though I do feel bad that someone else is gonna rub these chemicals into their kid.)
It's off to Target this morning for some Tom's natural toothpaste Strawberry flavored and some California Baby lotion and shampoo. That stuff ain't cheap!! I think we're going to join the Greenville Co-op and get the stuff in bulk to save a bit of $$.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Beaching it on New Years Day--It was so cold!! The wind chill was in the 20's.
Swimming at the heated indoor pool. The kiddie pool was about 15 degrees colder than the big pool. After Elijah froze in the baby pool we convinced him to swim with us in the big pool. He's regressed a bit and didn't like going under :( I guess I will have to work with him to get him back to the water baby he was. Lydia LOVED the water and floated like a pro. We were amazed at how well she did.